Projects to reduce the land footprint of seismic surveys and oilsands tailings ponds are two of 17 projects to receive federal funding this week.
March 10, 2022, 10:37 AM MST
Contrary to perceptions that pursuing net-zero emissions in Alberta would be a drag on the province’s oil and gas-dominated economy, a recent report suggests it could be a boon on the order of eight times more cleantech jobs created and 15 times higher GDP contribution to the economy by 2050 than the business-as-usual scenario.
March 8, 2022, 8:52 AM MST
There may be no technical reason Canada’s highest greenhouse gas emitting province cannot reach net-zero emissions by 2050, but there are political obstacles that make it a challenge, according to a panel examining making Calgary a net-zero leader.
March 7, 2022, 6 AM MST
When aerial survey company Bridger Photonics Inc. was asked to overfly oil and gas facilities in northeast B.C., company officials had no idea researchers on the ground were releasing precision volumes of methane to test the technology’s sensitivity to leaks.
February 24, 2022, 4:02 AM MST
Traditional accounting methods are missing 1.5 to two times the volumes of methane emissions from oil and gas operations, an underestimate that complicates mandated requirements to cut emissions 40-45 per cent by 2025 and 75 per cent by 2030.
February 23, 2022, 6 AM MST
Net-zero emissions targets have a way of focusing the mind on truly game-changing means to get there that previous incrementally minded emissions trimming schemes could never accomplish, according to a founder of the Transition Accelerator.
February 9, 2022, 6 AM MST
Methane emissions reductions are the fastest, most cost-effective approach in reducing GHG emissions and present an opportunity for Canada to lead on the world stage, according to the Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) president.
January 27, 2022, 6 AM MST
In the fight to tackle methane emissions, one of the greatest weapons developed in recent years has been taking the fight to outer space. And the leader in high-resolution detection of methane leaks from space has been a small Montreal-based company that is soon to quadruple the size of its constellation of microsatellites.
January 26, 2022, 6 AM MST
Net-zero emissions mandates are so new that public opinion on the issue is “pretty much unknown,” even as Canada sits at a point of transition to an emissions reductions future, according to energy researcher Monica Gattinger.
January 25, 2022, 12 AM MST
As with many sectors of the economy, the forestry sector sees opportunity in the low carbon future.
January 20, 2022, 12 AM MST
While Canada has shown leadership among fossil fuel producers to tackle climate change, it still needs to undertake steep emissions reductions in the transport, industry, and oil and gas sectors to meet its ambitious climate targets, according to the International Energy Agency.
January 14, 2022, 6:53 AM MST
Federal Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson downplayed disagreements with some provinces over the means to meet climate targets and potential failure if provinces cannot be brought on side on Canada’s road to net zero.
January 14, 2022, 7:41 AM MST
January 14, 2022, 9:45 AM MST
A series of scathing reports from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development in November document decades of federal government commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada that have nonetheless yielded an increase of 21 per cent in emissions since 1990.
January 14, 2022, 10:33 AM MST
While lauding many of Canada’s measures to set and reach greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals, the International Energy Agency said Canada needs to leverage its clean electricity to undertake steep emissions reductions in the transport, industry, and oil and gas sectors going forward.
January 13, 2022, 11:04 AM MST
A U.S.-based small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) innovator is seeking to commercialize a new version of fuelling using uranium encapsulated in billiard ball-sized orbs it contends are the most robust nuclear fuel ever created.
December 7, 2021, 8:31 AM MST
There's a veritable “tsunami of capital” looking for investment in climate friendly companies and projects, though the means of determining which are actually green remains a work in progress, said webinar speakers presenting in a JWN Energy Group webinar about the state of the energy transition.
November 29, 2021, 12 AM MST
The province has touted clean hydrogen production as a potential multibillion-dollar industry that could bring it some way to decarbonizing the economy. But as its roadmap released this month indicates, one of the first steps in developing the sector will be creating demand for the clean energy carrier.
November 26, 2021, 6 AM MST
Canada’s largest oilsands producers may be on side with the federal government’s 2050 net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target, but member companies of the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative say the starting point of 2025 is too soon to start bending the emissions curve.
November 24, 2021, 1:40 PM MST
Just a decade ago, Alberta was still building coal-fired power plants. Today, it’s building out natural gas power facilities to largely replace coal, which will be phased out by 2023.
November 24, 2021, 6 AM MST
The province handed out more than $100 million for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and emissions reductions projects Thursday that it estimated could cut 2.9 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
November 19, 2021, 6 AM MST
While announcing grants to oil companies to fund greenhouse gas emissions reductions projects on Thursday, the province launched an attack against Ottawa’s pledge to mandate emissions reductions across the oil industry.
November 19, 2021, 12 AM MST
Alberta handed out almost $50 million in funding to 23 technology projects mainly associated with oilsands and hydrogen production on Wednesday.
November 18, 2021, 6:47 AM MST
Three companies in the running to supply Ontario with its first on-grid small modular nuclear reactor are taking very different routes to entice the utilities that will bet on the next technology that could potentially lead to deployment of a fleet of SMRs in Canada and elsewhere.
November 16, 2021, 6 AM MST
The province has likened its new hydrogen roadmap to Alberta’s drive to develop the oilsands a half century ago, envisaging a similar hydrocarbon fuelled bonanza for the economy for decades to come.
November 8, 2021, 10:21 AM MST